Best of Albania - 7 Days Tour
The Best of Albania Tour is for people interested in discovering the history and culture, the unique hospitality, and Albania's tasty food. This tour provides access to various UNESCO World Heritage Sites, old towns, beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and the Albanian Riviera's famous and unique view. This is a 7 days tour, and the visits may include Tirane, Durres, Vlore, Sarande, Berat, Himare, Apollonia Archaeological Park, Butrint Archaeological Park, Gjirokaster, Llogora National Park, Porto Palermo.
Tour Details - Best of Albania
Best of Albania Itinerary
Total traveling time - 14 hours 31 minutes
Total traveling distance - 430 miles - 693 km
Day 1: Welcome to Albania.
Depending on your arrival time, the first day will continue visiting the center of Tirana and the Main Boulevard. We will have several short walks around the magnificent Skanderbeg Square and will enjoy this new and modern build square and admire all the buildings surrounding it. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Tirane.
Day 2: From Ancient to Modern
This day will start by driving to Apollonia Archaeological Park. Apollonia's site lay on the territory of the Taulanti, a cluster of Illyrian tribes that remained closely involved with the settlement for centuries. The city was originally named Gylakeia after its founder, Gylax. Later the name was changed to honor the god Apollon. Our day will continue with a walk around the main promenade in Vlore and a coffee break close to the sea. Afternoon at leisure
Overnight in Vlore.
Day 3: Scenic drive to the Albanian coast
Today we will hit the road towards South Albania via the Albanian Coastal road, which many believe to be the Mediterranean's most beautiful coastal road. Have the first stop on top of Llogora Pass and enjoy the Ionian sea's unique view from more than 1,700 feet above sea level, along with the breathtaking view that this Park has to offer. The next visit is to Porto Palermo, where the Ali Pasha Castle stands like a barrier in front of the blue rocky sea to protect the country. The bay of Porto Palermo once served as an important secret military submarine base, and the tunnel is still visible.
Overnight in Sarande.
Day 4: Two of UNESCO's
This day will start with visiting Butrint Archaeological Park, a World-Class Unesco World Heritage site. Founded in the VII century bc by the Kaons of Epirus, it became one of the most important cities in the Ionian sea. After our visit to the best-preserved Archaeological site in Albania our day will continue with a drive to another UNESCO site, Gjirokaster city, and the Argjiro Castle, the biggest castle in the Balkans and the second biggest in Europe.
Overnight in Gjirokaster.
Day 5: Berat, the White Crown
Berat is a UNESCO world heritage town and also known as "The White City." It is the oldest and the most visited place in Albania. Even those who come to Albania to enjoy the seaside get the opportunity to jump and see this gem-like city. After arrival, our day will continue visiting the "Kala" neighborhood and the "Onufri" museum.
Overnight in Berat.
Day 6: From Ethnos to Bunker
This day will start with visiting the Ethnographic Museum and have a walk around the Mangalemi neighborhood. Our day will continue with driving to Tirana to visit 'BUNKART 2', a museum built inside an anti-nuclear bunker under the ground in a network of tunnels meters from the Ministry of Interior.
Overnight in Tirane.
Day 7: Tour over after breakfast
There are no activities today, and this is the end of the Tour and services.
Breakfast is provided. If you have booked a post-tour transfer, we will escort you to your destination or airport.
Faleminderit and have a safe flight back home!
Our tours are physically active! It's an essential part of the Apollon Tours experience.
On our tours — among other things — you'll need to happily…
1. Carry/roll your luggage. If you cannot, our staff will help you carry your luggage.
2. Be on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours, indoors and outdoors, in good weather conditions. No activities in heavy rain/snow or high temperatures.
3. Sleep in centrally located hotels.
4. After orientation and transportation lessons, be able to navigate towns and cities on your own